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Father’s Day. How will you spoil your special man?

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A short couple of weeks ago, it was Mother’s Day.  I wipe my eyes and suddenly it is nearly Father’s Day.  I was spoilt on Mother’s Day with breakfast in bed and a few special gifts.  It was a wonderful day that I could spend with my family.  Now it is my turn to celebrate the amazing father that John is.  I looked around for special items that will make him realize how special he is to us.  Items that convey how much we appreciated him.  One of my favorite places to look for personalized gifts is Netflorist.

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Baby it’s cold outside: Top 5 Winter whiskies

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Baby, it’s cold outside!  It is winter in the Southern Hemisphere.  Short days, cold nights and frost on the ground.  Some parts have snow, rain or slush, depending on where you live.  Here in Johannesburg, the mornings start out really cold, then it warms up a bit, just to cool down as the sun sets and it gets really cold at night.  It is time for warm chunky jerseys, hearty vegetable soups and hot chocolate with marshmallows.  It is time for lighting the fireplace and sitting back with a book under a blanket.  For me, winter is a time for introspection and being at home. 

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Netflorist Mother’s Day Part 2

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Following from yesterday’s Mother’s Day Part 1 Gift series, here is the Netflorist Mother’s Day Part 2.  There were just so many beautiful gifts, I could not choose which I wanted of Mother’s Day.  Part 2 has a combination of alcoholic options, gifts and naturally flowers.  What I love about Netflorist is their personalizing options.   You can not only personalize gifts, but also whisky, wine and champagne.  

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Netflorist Mother’s Day Part 1

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It is nearly Mother’s Day again.  A day I look forward to with great pleasure. The one day I get to sleep late (sort of) and get coffee in bed.  The day that is just for me.  Birthdays are fun, but with people popping in for coffee, birthdays can be hard work.  That is why I love Mother’s Day.  I get to just relax.  The whole day.  Well, most of the day anyway.  In order to help my husband John (and a few others) with some Mother’s Day gift ideas, I put together a few beautiful items that I would not mind getting on this special day (hint hint John).

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6 Different ways to drink Gin

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Gin and Tonic is all the rage right now.  And I predict, for the foreseeable future, it will continue to grow.  Gin is great.  I love the taste of the juniper and angelica root.  There is something in my Dutch ancestry that finds these smells strangely comforting.  Might be that the smell remind me of my grandfathers beloved glass of jenever. What ever the reason, gin is here to stay and it is great.  Everywhere you see recipes for the perfect Gin and Tonic. But is tonic the only way to drink gin? Are there different ways to drink gin?  

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